Randall J Holmgren’s Answers

Randall J Holmgren

Salt Lake City Estate Planning Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. I want to purchase property that is in a trust. How do I go about this?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ranjeev Sanjay Mohip
    2. Randall J Holmgren
    3. Jeramie J. Fortenberry
    3 lawyer answers

    Basically, you can buy it. There should be a sales agreement of some sort between you and the trust, You should pay fair market value (get a solid, unbiased appraisal) for the property). Candidly, if I were you, I would not do any of this without consulting with an attorney in person.

  2. Can you write your own family will on line?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Glenn R. Matecun
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Randall J Holmgren
    5 lawyer answers

    I would if I was you.

  3. Statute of limitations on contesting wills

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Randall J Holmgren
    1 lawyer answer

    In Utah it is 3 years. I don't know what it is in Colorado. If you "Google" this question, you might find out: "Within how many years after decedent's death must the will be probated in Colorado." If that doesn't get you the answer you're looking for, find a listing of Colorado attorneys that handle probate cases and call a few of them. Usually, a legal secretary or paralegal in the office will be able to answer a simple question like this.

  4. My mother in law owns the house we live in and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. How can we protect the house ?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Randall J Holmgren
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to talk with an attorney and provide more details. As you know, it's her house. If she is using equity in the house to buy things that she wants or needs, then it is her decision whether to transfer the house out of her name. In most states, a transfer of ownership, for the purpose of not having to pay for medical bills, is probably a voidable transer.

  5. My Mother left me 16% of her house. having problems with siblings, what steps do I need??

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Quinton Ray Swanson
    2. Randall J Holmgren
    2 lawyer answers

    When you write that your mother "left" you 15% of her estate, is that what her last Will says? If so, who is the Executor of the Will? If the Executor is one of your siblings, ask that person whether the Will has been "probated". If it has been, ask for copies of all the papers and show them to an attorney. If the home was in your mother's name when she died, it CANNOT be sold until her Will or her Estate has been probated. In ether case, you need copies of the court papers. If your...

  6. Can Power of Attorney agent get custody of my child against my will?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. David Michael Coffey
    2. Randall J Holmgren
    2 lawyer answers

    This is not a Power of Attorney issue; it is a child custody or guardianship issue. When you left your child with your ex-fiance, you informally gave him/her informal temporary guardianship. While your "ex" (who I assume is not the child's parent) can't get custody rights without terminating your custody rights, your "ex" may be able to obtain guardianship (temporary or permanent) depending on how much believable evidence she provides the Judge concerning (a) your unfitness as a parent and (b)...

  7. I need to obtain power of attorney for my sibling he is in the hospital

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ellen A. Victor
    2. Randall J Holmgren
    2 lawyer answers

    If your brother is mentally competent to sign a Power of Attorney, he can thereby appoint you as his "attorney in fact" to have the power to do the things you mentioned in your question. Not all financial institutions will honor Power of Attorney documents that have been prepared from pre-prepared forms, but some will. Many attorneys can prepare a Power of Attorney that will be honored.